During the period of November – December 2018, ANAAA has carried out its annual study program accreditation, a core program of ANAAA initiated in 2016 and carried on in 2017. There was a total of 32 study programs / courses being assessed covering major areas such as Economics & Management, Education, Agriculture, Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Engineering and Law. The participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) were UNTL, UNDIL, UNPAZ, UNITAL, DIT, IOB, ETCI, ISC and ICR.
As has been the standard procedure, ANAAA’s assessment this time involved 9 quality assurance (QA) experts / assessors from selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia. These international experts were deployed to assist ANAAA under the spirit of cooperation between ANAAA and their respective QA Agencies, namely BAN-PT Indonesia, MQA Malaysia, AACCUP Philippines and TEQSA Australia. The assessment panels were composed of three members each, two nationals and one international assigned as the team leader. There were 33 national assessors / experts taking part in this assessment and accreditation cycle.
The assessment consists of two phases: (i) desk assessment / document review (ii) site-visit. The focus of the document review is the main document of the Self-Assessment Report (SAR) and all the relevant attachments. The SARs (and attachments) are prepared by the HEIs and submitted to ANAAA a few days prior to the commencement of the assessment. During the desk-assessment phase, the SARs are thoroughly reviewed, verified and scored. The SARs are structured and presented using a 10-standard and 108-indicators report template, and subsequently assessed using a set of manual and instruments with the same set of standards and indicators.
The site visits provide opportunities for gathering additional information through pre-arranged meetings with Governing Boards members, top and middle-level administrators, faculty members, admin and technical staff, students and former students (alumni). It also allows for assessment panel members to further discuss on certain issue, visit the teaching and learning resources as well as to crosscheck data and information. At the conclusion of the site-visit assessment, the team of assessors will conduct a wrap-up meeting with the HEIs after which a report is drafted and submitted to ANAAA. The nature of the assessment report is primarily a state of quality report for a particular study program / course providing a detailed description of the conditions by standard and indicator along with commendations and recommendations for further action. The preliminary results are then verified by the technical secretariat of ANAAA before submission for approval by the Governing Board of ANAAA and finally by HE Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture.